Christian Lippmann

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BACKGROUND Elongation factor Tu (EF-Tu) in its GTP conformation is a carrier of aminoacylated tRNAs (aa-tRNAs) to the ribosomal A site during protein biosynthesis. The ribosome triggers GTP hydrolysis, resulting in the dissociation of EF-Tu-GDP from the ribosome. The affinity of EF-Tu for other molecules involved in this process, some of which are unknown,(More)
Native phosphorylated mouse small heat shock protein hsp25 from Ehrlich ascites tumor cells was isolated and the in vivo phosphorylation sites of the protein were determined. Furthermore, native hsp25 was phosphorylated by the endogenous kinase(s) in a cell-free system as well as recombinant hsp25 was phosphorylated in vitro by protein kinase C and(More)
Covalent modification of proteins by phosphate transfer reactions constitutes a major mechanism of regulation in higher eukaryotes. Recently, phosphorylation of eukaryotic elongation factors has been described. Analysis of Escherichia coli proteins revealed several of them to be phosphorylated. Various lines of evidence lead us to conclude that one of these(More)
ALICE [1] will search for evidence of the quark-gluon plasma—a state of matter which is believed to have existed just after the Big Bang—in head-on collisions of lead-ions at the LHC. It will also be used to study the properties of proton-proton collisions. The trajectories of thousands of charged particles produced in central lead-lead collisions have to(More)
The elongation factor Tu (EF-Tu) is a member of the GTP/GDP-binding proteins and interacts with various partners during the elongation cycle of protein biosynthesis thereby mediating the correct binding of amino-acylated transfer RNA (aa-tRNA) to the acceptor site (A-site) of the ribosome. After GTP hydrolysis EF-Tu is released in its GDP-bound state. In(More)
EF-Tu fromE. coli, one of the superfamily of GTPase switch proteins, plays a central role in the fast and accurate delivery of aminoacyl-tRNAs to the translating ribosome. An overview is given about the regulatory effects of methylation, phosphorlation and phage-induced cleavage of EF-Tu on its function. During exponential growth, EF-Tu becomes(More)
The sequence of the tufA gene from the extreme thermophilic eubacterium Thermus aquaticus EP 00276 was determined. The GC content in third positions of codons is 89.5%, with an unusual predominance of guanosine (60.7%). The derived protein sequence differs from tufA- and tufB-encoded sequences for elongation factor Tu (EF-Tu) of Thermus thermophilus HB8,(More)
Thermus flavus 5S rRNA with a molecular weight of about 40 kDa was modified at the 5' and 3' ends. Crystals were obtained under earth and microgravity conditions. The best crystals were obtained during NASA space mission STS 94. For the first time, it was possible to collect a complete data set from 5S rRNA crystals to 7.8 A resolution and to assign the(More)
The structure of the RNA duplex r(CUGGGCGG).r(CCGCCUGG) has been determined at 1.6 A resolution and refined to a final R factor of 18.3% (R(free) = 24.1%). The sequence of the RNA fragment resembles domain E of Thermus flavus 5S rRNA. A previously undescribed wobble-like G.C base-pair formation is found. Owing to the observed hydrogen-bond network, it is(More)
Using special integral representations of the solution for the static electric field of a point charge in a three layer geometry with different permittivities, we calculate the effect of the space charge on the avalanche in the gas gap of an RPC. A detailed Monte Carlo simulation was developed which allows calculation of the actual charge spectrum. Results(More)